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Considerations for Ashburn Scoliosis Patients

Scoliosis is not a condition all Ashburn parents, families or persons have to consider. For those whose lives or loved ones’ lives are concerned with scoliosis, Ashburn scoliosis is a big consideration. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares these new findings about Ashburn scoliosis development and treatment of scoliosis.

CAUSES OF Ashburn SCOLIOSIS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS YOUTH

Being physically active is a customary recommendation for Ashburn chiropractic patients. It’s important for all Ashburn kids and especially for kids at risk for scoliosis. New research on the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of spinal scoliosis - though not very much is understood about the origins of adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – verified that reduced physical ability and activity in those who go on develop scoliosis by age 15 was seen as early as age 18 months. Those children who did more objectively measured moderate/vigorous physical activity at age 11 were 30% less likely to develop scoliosis. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows Ashburn parents will want to keep their kids active!

Ashburn SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: OUTCOME PREDICTION

Beyond understanding the development of scoliosis, treatment of scoliosis intrigues Ashburn scoliosis patients. The spine itself may help predict its respond to Ashburn chiropractic treatment. A significant tilting of the L3 and L4 vertebrae at skeletal maturity, especially one greater than 16°, foretells future curve progression and low back pain in adulthood. (2) Such a spine with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis profits from spinal mobilization and therapeutic exercise. They both may slow the progression of the curve and reduce the previously increased magnitude of the curve. A form of spinal manipulation called Cox® Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation incorporates spine distraction with mobilization of vertebral segments through their normal ranges of motion. This may allow increased mobility and aid in stopping curve progression and in decreasing the curvature. (3)

Ashburn SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SPINAL MOBILIZATION

A new study reported support for spinal mobilization of scoliosis spines. Researchers discovered significant improvements in the neutral angles of both the lower thoracic spine curve and the lower lumbar spine curve after triple-treatment trunk stretching. Triple-treatment trunk stretching may well better the spinal curve and the physical fitness status of the scoliosis patient. (4) Again, Cox® flexion distraction manipulation stretches the basic anatomical posture of scoliosis.

Ashburn SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: SURGICAL VS NON-SURGICAL

Definitive indication of the clinical expectations and outcomes of non-surgical and surgical care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is scarce. While AIS can advance during the growth years and cause a significant deformity, it is usually not symptomatic. Nevertheless, the risk of health problems and curve progression rises if the final spinal curvature get to or exceeds a certain degree. Scoliosis-specific exercises, bracing, and surgery are more typical interventions to prevent the progression. The key goals of all types of interventions are to revise the deformity, prevent further deterioration of the curve, and fix the spine’s asymmetry and balance. Further, reducing morbidity and pain and allowing return to full function are also significant. Surgery is usually suggested for curvatures exceeding 40 to 50 degrees to stop the curvature. There are many reports of short-term (few months) promising surgical treatment outcomes but few long-term outcomes (over 20 years). For those with curves greater than 45 degrees, there are no randomized controlled trials and prospective controlled trials comparing spinal fusion surgery with non-surgical interventions in people with AIS with a Cobb angle greater than 45 degrees to show that one is superior. (5)

Ashburn SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT: CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic medicine can be first line care for AIS. The chiropractor determines the curvature angle and establishes a Ashburn treatment plan that can include spinal manipulation, specialized exercises, postural control, and bracing. If needed, interdisciplinary care will be assimilated into the Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan. Concerning chiropractic Cox® Technic spinal manipulation, consider the study (6) about stiffness of the thoracic spine which is the primary area of the spine changed by scoliosis. This study found that changes in spinal stiffness with chronic thoracic pain demonstrate association of pain and muscle activity. Spinal stiffness is intensified in chronic spine related pain. Increased spine motion is a part of non-surgical treatment of scoliosis whether in the adolescent or middle to older aged individual.

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Listen to this PODCAST about Cox® Technic chiropractic care of scoliosis told by Dr. Roberto Branca, an Italian chiropractor using Cox® Technic, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He talks about how he assists in keeping an active woman who has scoliosis active.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic visit. Considering all the treatments available for Ashburn scoliosis is vital to the adolescent or adult with scoliosis and his/her family. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn teams up with Ashburn scoliosis patients and their families to plan the right path for spinal mobility, strength, and health.

 
Ashburn scoliosis patients find gentle chiropractic care for their spines at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. 
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